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A holy place

This is a good place It has the best rood screen I have ever seen It is a beautiful place home to... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
Norfolk broads travel

Totally unless you have a good heart... but my fella has angina and has had 2 heart attacks and... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
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Ranworth, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a good place It has the best rood screen I have ever seen It is a beautiful place home to the White Swallowtail Butterfly

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Totally unless you have a good heart... but my fella has angina and has had 2 heart attacks and still done.. totally lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My children have enjoyed visiting Ranworth church since they were quite young. It’s a beautiful building, with a lot of history of course, but it’s the tower that is the big attraction. Stairs and a ladder, and amazing views from the top. We were blessed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Visited St Helen parish church at Ranworth, Norfolk this afternoon - what an amazing experience and find. The rood screen with its 15th century religious paintings was absolutely stunning and very much worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank littlepen6
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I visited (with a friend) Ranworth, last Thursday (August 23rd), and enjoyed a very pleasant and enjoyable afternoon, first of all, we climbed to the top of the Church (St Helen's) Tower, the steps (and two ladders) weren't easy, and we climbed slowly, but well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Everyone mentions the climb up the tower, but I'm fit and my little leggies were shaking all afternoon. I think there's 89 steps, but in a tight, narrow spiral, so you should keep to the outside where they are wider. Then you reach two metal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Advertised as 'The cathedral of the broads', and well worth the title. A beautiful church and the opportunity to climb the tower. This involves climbing a narrow, steep spiral staircase and two ladders. The views are well worth the effort with views as far as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

On a sunny Sunday afternoon we climbed the church tower. The views were stunning. Well worth the effort.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rhoda m
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A beautiful church.It has an excellent sensory garden which you can sit and admire the plants and butterflies. Read about the fire which destroyed part of the original church.Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mrs Idres C
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We have visited the church on a number of occasions and will always make the effort to climb to the top of the tower to enjoy the view of the Broad and river beyond. The church itself is a tranquil and well maintained environment.

Date of experience: September 2017
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25 March 2018|
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Response from C783356 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so as it's a tight squeeze climbing up and you have to negotiate two ladders. And if you made that, the small railings at the top aren't dog proof. Suspect it more sensible to leave pooch outside.
24 October 2017|
Response from lancslass061_12 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I can't say for sure - it depends on how many volunteers are available. Why don't you visit picturesque Ranworth itself, visiting the tea room at the back of the church first. If this tea room isn't open it... More